The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Trimmers came into service in 1971 as a smaller rival boeing-jambo 747. But from the very beginning DC-10 suffered from problems.
In 1972, American Airways 96, an almost new DC-10, was required to land an emergency landing in Detroit after losing pressure in the cabin, as the cargo doors of the aircraft were torn off in the middle of the flight. Several passengers and crew were injured, but nobody was killed.
Two years later, the Turkish Airlines Flight 981, another DC-10, also undergone decompression when its cargo doors were torn off in the middle of the flight. Unfortunately, this time the explosive force of air that came out of the plane, forced the floor of the cabin to die, damaging the flight control.
All 346 passengers and crews aboard the plane were killed when it hit the French countryside.
The problems that followed the DC-1
DC-10 was founded in 1979 after inadequate maintenance procedures, which resulted in the dropping of the 191 American Airlines engine wing during take-off from Chicago. All 271 people aboard the plane were killed along with two others on the ground.
But the plane continued to operate in American, United, Continental, and Northwest Airlines. In 2014, he finally came out of scheduled passenger service and remains popular with freight carriers such as FedEx.